POTD: Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
2011

A view along Michigan Avenue from Grant Park.

4 thoughts on “POTD: Michigan Avenue”

  1. Nice shot. I love this view. I did a very similar image from probably the same spot in 1965. Those big buildings in the background did not exist back then. The Prudential Building was the tallest building in Chicago at the time. Millennium Park sits above what was a very cool railroad yard I used to explore as a young photographer. I was in Naperville the other day and brought my glasses this time. Much better view. : )

    1. Bruce, maybe you should do a “then and now” collection of your photos from the 60s and today. Millennium Park is nice, but that railroad yard sounds very intriguing.

  2. Alas a failed sump pump wiped out all my old stuff. Negs, prints, everything but one print in a box on a shelf. http://www.flickr.com/photos/31553023@N06/4810261727/in/photostream. In the railroad yard I was shooting some railroad junk when an engineer asked me what I was doing down there. “It’s pretty dangerous down here you know.” I told him and he seemed interested. He said he was heading up to Water Street and offered me a ride in the cab of his switching engine. He let me hang out with him for a while and shoot more photos. That would never happen today.

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